A COLLEGE in Eastleigh has ranked higher than the national average, for ex-students results in higher education.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College leavers achieve better results in Higher Education qualifications compared to the average for Sixth Form Colleges and State Schools, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

The published tables confirmed how well 2018/19 graduates, who previously studied at Barton Peveril, performed in their degrees, with 33.6 per cent achieving a first class degree, and 52.1 per cent achieving an upper second class degree.

The averages for the nation’s Sixth Form Colleges are 28.9% and 50.5%, respectively and for State Schools, students’ average grades were 28.1% and 50.0%, respectively.

Barton Peveril Principal Jonathan Prest said: "Our strategy at Barton Peveril for many years has been to offer students a really high quality preparation, not just for A levels and diplomas but for their future plans. Three quarters of our students move on to University and we believe we are especially good at getting them ready for life at University.

"Each year data from Higher Education confirms this, so it was particularly good to receive the latest set of data for former Barton Peveril students completing their degrees in summer 2019 showing us outperforming other state funded sectors of the education system."

The HESA tables indicate that Barton Peveril students are well equipped for their next stage and this is also shown in the College’s recent success, winning the national Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Award for Independent Learning.

The College was recognised on a national level for enabling students of all abilities to work independently, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Student Myah Ojla, who is progressing to University after completing her studies this year, said: "Barton Peveril has profoundly supported me with my higher education goals and career goals. The careers service at Barton Peveril is also amazing. It is very easy to book a careers appointment and the advice provided in these meetings is invaluable. I am also extremely grateful to have been assigned with a personal mentor to aid me with applying to the most competitive universities internationally.”